Respiratory Muscle Training: building your patient’s gym

Skeletal muscles are reactors and adapters to stimuli that challenge them. That challenge can come in the form of free weight resistance, band resistance or learning a complex movement like throwing or running. The difference lies in what adaptations or responses...

Two Things People with Parkinson’s want you to Know

Each week, on Thursday, I host the LOUD® Crowd, a weekly speech group for persons living with Parkinson’s disease. Our group has been together for nearly 3 years, with many of the members attending weekly since we began, allowing for friendships and trust to evolve....

New!! Tongueometer Device Measures and Exercises the Tongue

True or False? The tongue is a bundle of muscles important for speech and swallowing. True or False?  Tongue strength can be impacted by age, injury, and neurological diseases and disorders. True or False? The Tongueometer (tongue-om-eter, pronounced like...

Family: the unpaid nurse and therapist at the bedside

In an article posted in Medpage this week, it was reported: employment projections are estimating that the need for registered nurses (RN) will continue to grow rapidly — at the same time a nurse shortage is expected. The article went on to say that nursing...
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